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Author Topic: Softail bobber  (Read 13363 times)

Offline ctluba

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Softail bobber
« on: Nov 07, 2012, 00:37:03 »
Well, since this is a bobber I thought I would post it here. Caught a little flack in the street fighter section. Since it aint a fighter, I understand. So here she is. :o

Yuck


Lookin better already


Temp set up so I could take a spin. GSXR 1000 front end with stock rear end


With CBR600RR rear end


Blacked out rear end


May be on the road this weekend. Have to: bolt up offset primary, install brake / tailight, buy and install drive chain, extended rear brake line, power to headlamp, weld up shock linkage shackle, install oil tank, re-bolt up pipes and bolt on the rear fender. ;D
« Last Edit: Nov 07, 2012, 00:49:48 by ctluba »

Offline lurkmaster2000

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2012, 02:47:31 »
wtf

Offline eric123

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2012, 17:22:56 »
 Really?   :o

Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2012, 18:34:00 »
You had me, up untill the CBR rearend

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #4 on: Nov 08, 2012, 02:55:53 »
I guess I cant expect mere mortals to understand my powers!!! ;)

Without the CBR rearend, it is just another blacked out bobber. With the CBR rearend, it is a total HOT ROD.......Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaa!!!! ;D

« Last Edit: Nov 08, 2012, 02:57:41 by ctluba »

Offline t71ford

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #5 on: Nov 09, 2012, 11:59:06 »
You had me, up untill the CBR rearend

+1...I don't understand....why did you use a Softail for this idea? Not trying to bust your balls, but every single thing about the chassis says cruiser--just forks and a swinger won't change that. The performance just isn't there.

Impressive that you got the swinger on, though.

Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles….Hunter S. Thompson

Online Flugtechnik

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #6 on: Nov 09, 2012, 13:52:24 »
Straight line hot rod?

Online canyoncarver

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #7 on: Nov 09, 2012, 18:15:16 »
Pretty wild.  How does it handle?
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Offline jbeebe

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #8 on: Nov 09, 2012, 20:52:13 »
Pic #3 = B.A. awesomeness

Pic #4 = ........wait.....something looks different.... :o



Props for the unique build though, i'm following along
81' KZ 440-B2

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #9 on: Nov 10, 2012, 00:44:38 »
+1...I don't understand....why did you use a Softail for this idea? Not trying to bust your balls, but every single thing about the chassis says cruiser--just forks and a swinger won't change that. The performance just isn't there.

This bike is just build to be a bobber, hot rod, cruiser, custom etc etc. I am not going to try and carve a corner on it for sure. not lookin for performance at all. The parts did make the bike a metric ton less heavy and the brakes are 1000% better than the stockers. So she will get up and go and stop quick, who wouldnt want that?? Anyway, just a hot rod bro.

Almost done, maybe a rip tomorrow if I can iron out some odds and ends.


Offline oldscotty

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #10 on: Nov 10, 2012, 10:48:57 »
I think it looks pretty gnarly in the last pic! props for thinking outside the box! Keep us posted!

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2012, 13:38:28 »
Just fininshed the Crazy Monster last night. Took the first "shake out" ride today. No issues, drove straight, drove GREAT!!!

1990 Softail Custom, 1340 EVO big twin, high compression pistons, cam upgrade, screamin eagle ignition, vance and hines short shot pipes w/heat wrap, 05 GSXR 1000 front end, 05 CBR600RR rear end, Biltwell tracker bars, CB750 headlamp, GSXR 1000 steering damper, forward controls, bobber seat, 1" offset primary, frame bobbed, braided brake, clutch and throttle cables, homemade shock linkage shackle, custom swingarm pivot bolt, custom swingarm bushings, machine work on top triple, estimated weight loss of 200lbs!!!!!! nicely MURDERED OUT!!!!!:rock:

All work, except for machining custom parts and motor work, done by me.:thumbsup:

In the begining



Let the fun begin







Murder Out!!!














Offline Rich Ard

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2012, 14:38:55 »
I vote for a huge skinny sissybar
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Online Flugtechnik

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2012, 14:55:23 »
Hey, I just wanted to make it clear my previous "straight line hotrod" questions was not meant to be derogatory.  Just trying to understand to motivation behind the build.

You certainly took a different approach.  Though I personally am not a fan of the aesthetics of the bike, I do appreciate the work you've done to make it your own, the unique mechanical aspects of the build and your willingness to listen to yourself.

I'm glad you are happy with the results because, in the end, that is what really matters.  Nice work.  Keep it up.

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2012, 17:53:46 »
Hey, I just wanted to make it clear my previous "straight line hotrod" questions was not meant to be derogatory. 

No worries dude!! Bike is pretty much a straight liner, but I will tell ya, it handles WAY better than I first thought. It has to be 250lbs less than stock, flicks pretty good, the torque is crazy with all the weight loss and she stops on dime. I am super stoked that I pulled this build off, it looks sick and best of all, it actually WORKS!!!!!